Six Clay Seals Discovered In Israel Linked To Era Of Kings David And Solomon

December 20, 2014 8:53 PM

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Six Clay Seals Discovered In Israel Linked To Era Of Kings David And Solomon

A Mississippi State University archaeological team uncovered six official clay seals at a dig in southern Israel -- offering some support for the reigns of King David and his wise son Solomon as found in the Hebrew Bible.

The seals, or bullae, were found at a site near Gaza called Khirbet Summeily and used to seal important documents. Ancient people would wrap a string around a rolled sheet of papyrus, then place a lump of clay on it and stamp it with the seal, according to James Hardin, an associate professor at MSU...

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